Auburn softball had a rough end to conference play, but the Tigers can turn things around in the postseason with a matchup against fierce rival Alabama in the 2018 SEC Softball Tournament.
Mickey Dean’s No. 9 seed Auburn will take on No. 8 seed Alabama in a night matchup Wednesday in Columbia, Mo. Auburn took the season series from Alabama, 2-1, thanks to a walk-off RBI from Casey McCrackin in the Sunday showdown.
Auburn has won the last two meetings against Alabama in the SEC Tournament. In both of those years — 2015 and 2016 — Auburn went on to win the SEC Tournament and later advanced to the Women’s College World Series.
The winner of the Auburn-Alabama game Wednesday night in Columbia will face No. 1 seed Florida in the quarterfinals Thursday. Auburn could use a win over the Crimson Tide in order to boost its chances at hosting an NCAA regional.
Here is all the information you need to know about Auburn softball’s tournament meeting against Alabama:
Auburn softball vs. Alabama game times, TV details
- Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT
- TV: SEC Network
- Location: Missouri Softball Stadium (Columbia, Mo.)
How can I watch Auburn vs. Alabama online?
The first round SEC Softball Tournament game will be available on WatchESPN.
Who is calling the Auburn vs. Alabama game for the SEC Network?
Beth Mowins will be the play-by-play announcer, and Michelle Smith will join her as an analyst. Holly Rowe will be the on-field reporter.
How can I listen to the Auburn vs. Alabama game?
You can follow the games on the radio locally on WTGZ-FM (95.9) or online through the Auburn Radio Network.
What you should know
- Senior pitcher Kaylee Carlson and freshman shortstop Taylon Snow were named All-SEC players earlier this week. Carlson was a second-team and all-defense selection, while Snow made it to the all-freshman team.
- Makayla Martin (1.19) and Kaylee Carlson (1.20) are currently at the second- and third-best season ERA marks in program history, respectively. Auburn’s 1.24 team ERA is on track to be the best in school history.
- Auburn has posted 23 shutout wins this season, which is second-most all-time for the program. One more would tie the record set in 2004.
- Sophomore right fielder Alyssa Rivera has homered seven times in the last 23 games. Three have either tied the game or given Auburn the lead.